Breaks Interstate ParkOctober 13-14th, 2023Breaks, VA 24607 Free for primary care/hospitalist physicians and nurse practitioners working in Southwest Virginia’s 13 counties CME Lectures: 8 am – 12 pm each dayFriday afternoon activities will be planned at the park. View 2023 Agenda PDF Flyer - Please Share REGISTER NOW! In order to prevent expenses lost for… Continue reading Head for the Hills 2023 – Registration Now Open!
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2023 ‘Head for the Hills’ – Agenda Now Available!
Breaks Interstate ParkOctober 13-14th, 2023Breaks, VA 24607 Free for primary care/hospitalist physicians and nurse practitioners working in Southwest Virginia's 13 counties CME Lectures: 8 am - 12 pm each dayFriday afternoon activities will be planned at the park. More information on lodging and registration coming soon! VIEW 2023 AGENDA
Oral Health and Overall Health
Though separated professionally and in the minds of many, our teeth are part of our overall health. Dental disease has an impact outside of the mouth. There is growing research into oral-systemic links with diseases such as diabetes and heart disease and dental caries is the most prevalent chronic disease in the US. Our dentition… Continue reading Oral Health and Overall Health
‘Head for the Hills’ Hotel Deadline is October 3rd!
The SWVA GMEC 'Head for the Hills' Annual CME Conference is less than two months away! Have you registered yet? We have a few rooms left at the Martha Washington Inn & Spa for only $75.00/room. After submitting the conference registration form, you will see instructions on how to pay for a room. Hurry -… Continue reading ‘Head for the Hills’ Hotel Deadline is October 3rd!
How the repeal of Roe v. Wade will affect training in abortion and reproductive health
Stacy Weiner - Senior Staff Writer, AAMCJune 24, 2022 The U.S. Supreme Court decision will make it harder for future OB-GYNs and other providers to learn to perform abortions. But it will affect other forms of medical training, too, including miscarriage management, counseling patients, and emergency care. “The widespread criminalization of an aspect of health… Continue reading How the repeal of Roe v. Wade will affect training in abortion and reproductive health
Rural Access to Anesthesia Care Scholarship
The American Society of Anesthesiologists sponsors a scholarship for medical student and resident members introducing future physicians to rural anesthesia. Applicants must either be a third or fourth year medical student in an approved U.S. program or residency program, and be a member of the ASA. Application StepsFill out the scholarship application and submit along with… Continue reading Rural Access to Anesthesia Care Scholarship
Strengthening the Rural Health Workforce to Improve Health Outcomes in Rural Communities – COGME 24th Report
Link to Full Report Recognizing the care inequities and the changing needs of rural America, the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) provides this report and recommendations to strengthen rural health workforce training and improve access to health care through evidence-based, patient- and community-centered health workforce investments spanning education, training, and practice. To address the… Continue reading Strengthening the Rural Health Workforce to Improve Health Outcomes in Rural Communities – COGME 24th Report
Student teamwork shines in emergency situations
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student Michael Spinosa points out details on a chest X-ray for a patient during the Interprofessional Education Simulation Day at the at the Carilion Clinic Center for Simulation, Research and Patient Safety on April 22, 2022. Photos by Clayton Metz for Virginia Tech. In an emergency situation, teams of… Continue reading Student teamwork shines in emergency situations
Head for the Hills 2022 – Registration & Details
November 4-5th, 2022The Martha Washington Inn & SpaAbingdon, VA Free for MDs, DOs, and NPs! Meals included. Topics will include: - Maternal & Infant Health in Communities of Color- How to talk so patients will listen, how to listen so patients will talk- Overview of commonly used botanicals and supplements- Doctoring in Small Town Appalachia-… Continue reading Head for the Hills 2022 – Registration & Details
AHECs Provide Students Opportunities to Help the Underserved
Posted March 31, 2022 by Emil Chuck - The Student Doctor Network For decades, rural and highly urban communities have had challenges accessing healthcare due to a lack of available providers. Passion to work with underserved communities in rural or underserved urban settings often wanes once a student begins preclinical coursework. Area Health Education Centers,… Continue reading AHECs Provide Students Opportunities to Help the Underserved